National Day of Remembrance
Originally called Decoration Day, this is a day of remembrance that was first enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War. It was expanded after WWI to include all those who died while in service.
Many people observe this holiday by visiting memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-mast from dawn until noon local time.
Above is a photo of the war memorial at Mt. Soledad, here in San Diego. For many years veterans groups and residents have had to fight the ACLU and an atheist member of the Southern Poverty Law Center to keep the cross on the site. The old bastard finally died, but there are others who will continue to try and destroy the few remaining memorials with crosses. Self-centered people who simply don’t know the meaning of the saying, “live and let live.” How very sad.
Enjoy Neil Diamond – America